Out on loan
Luba Province Bantu
late 19th century
The female figure supporting the this stool bears the marks of Luba identity and physical perfection, which includes scarification, an elegant coiffure, gleaming black skin, and a serene, composed attitude.
Purchased from Vignier, 1919
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)
African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
[Book] Blackmun Visona, Monica. 2001. A History of Art in Africa. : Page/Fig./Plate: 412
[Book] The Museum for African Art. 1996. Poster: Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History.
[Journal] Nooter Roberts, Mary H. "The Naming Game: Ideologies of Luba Artistic Identity" Vol.: Vol. XXXI, No. 4. : Page/Fig./Plate: Cover
[Catalogue] Nooter Roberts, Mary H. & Roberts, Allen. 1996. Memory: Luba Art and the Making of History. : Page/Fig./Plate: 221
[Catalogue] Preston, George N. 1985. Sets, Series & Ensembles in African Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 73
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 128-129
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A10
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 60
[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret B. 1956. African Tribal Sculpture. : Page/Fig./Plate: 51
[Journal] Wieschhoff, H. A. The African Collections of The University Museum Vol.: Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 17
[Journal] Hall, H. U. "Notes on Some Congo and West African Woodcarvings" Vol.: Vol. XIV, No. 2. : Page/Fig./Plate: 123-124, 126
[Article] Petridis, Constantijn. 2012. Art from the Congo. Tribal Art Magazine. (3): 36-41. : Page/Fig./Plate: Front Cover, Page 40
[Book] Madeira, Percy C. 1964. Men in Search of Man: The First Seventy-Five Years of the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 81
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Wingert, Paul S. 1948. African Negro Sculpture.
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